Tiles are embedded on sidewalk corners throughout the French Quarter. NOLADailyPhoto.com says: At the time of New Orleans planning the grid map almost left off one famous street. Bourbon Street, its name deriving from the Royal Bourbon family of France, is known today for its year-round Mardi Gras atmosphere. But in 1721, the name Bourbon was to be a part of Rue Royalle-Bourbon, present day Royal Street, with neighboring Rue Conti planned to run from Canal to Esplanade. Bienville disagreed with this and decided to create a more prominent home for the Bourbon name, relocating Conti and thus giving birth to New Orleans’ Bourbon Street.